Preview & Analysis: Rockets vs Heat 01/08/2024

Preview & Analysis: Rockets vs Heat 01/08/2024

January 8, 2024


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On January 8, the Miami Heat (20-15) and Houston Rockets (18-16) will face off from Kaseya Center.


The Miami Heat, who have dropped 3 of their last 4 contests, have somewhat cooled off recently. They will be looking to get back to full strength here after suffering a crushing 113-97 road defeat to the Suns in their last game. With 28 points and 10 rebounds, Bam Adebayo headed the way, while Kevin Love scored 20 points off the bench, making 6 of his 9 shots, and Jaime Jacquez Jr. scored just 10 points. Before they turned ice cold in the 3rd quarter and fell down by as many as 21 points, the Heat’s combined shooting percentages of just 41% from the field and 10 of 37 from three-point range were plenty to keep them within striking distance. The Heat will need big performances from others while Jimmy Butler is out of the lineup. Notably, under Coach Spoelstra, Jaime Jaquez, a rookie for the Heat, has made great progress and improved their offensive output.



The Rockets concluded their lengthy 7-game home stand with a commanding 112-108 victory over the Bucks, and they will now head out on the road. The Bucks’ long-range shooting was suppressed by the Rockets, who limited their rivals to just 26.5% from downtown even with Giannis ripping through for 48 points. All things considered, it was the team’s 3rd victory in their previous 4 games and they were able to partially offset their 3 previous defeats to finish the home stand with a 3-4 record. They will now need to adjust to playing away from home, where they have had difficulty achieving the same kind of outcomes. The Rockets have a fantastic 15-6 record at home this season, but they are just 3-10 away from home. Dillon Brooks is absent from the match for the Rockets. Alperen Sengun and Jabari Smith Jr., the Rockets’ big men, have both performed admirably.


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Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat Game Information


  • Date: 01/08/2024
  • Time: 07:40 PM ET
  • Location: Kaseya Center.
  • How to Watch Rockets vs Heat: TNT
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


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